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Studio Live’s application for a conditional use permit for its outdoor venue, the “Backyard,” has a few surrounding neighbors in an uproar.

Studio live is gearing up to get a conditional use permit for the Backyard, the outoor stage behind the venue. Last year Studio Live had temporary use permits for its two indoor venues. The stage plans to kick off the season with a Battle of the Bands performance by Sedona Red Rock High School students Saturday, April 27.According to neighbor Wendy Wizinowich, most of the neighbors have been very supportive of Studio Live and are happy for its success, having no problems with the music played inside the venue. But when the stage and entertainment moved outside, neighbors became concerned with parking and safety issues, and have been expressing upset over the noise.

“I am opposed to the granting of the permit,” Wizinowich said. “The noise is too loud and disrupts the tranquility and peace of the neighborhood. We have tolerated it occasionally, but 32 times over an eight-month period is too much. The neighborhood is very supportive of their success and what they are doing. We just want them to keep it inside.”

For the full story, see the Friday, April 5, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.